2014 Midterm Reporting In One Screenshot
October 25, 2014

I did a search on Paul Davis' name around 9:00 on Friday night. These were the first two results.

How can Davis simultaneously lose ground and open a wider lead on Brownback? Only journalists know for sure.

Here's the Huffington Post, with their doom and gloom AP headline:

After lifting the spirits of Kansas Democrats eager to oust conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback over his aggressive tax-cutting experiment, challenger Paul Davis appears to be losing ground as the state's GOP loyalties and a hail of negative television ads take their toll.

The closely watched race has begun moving in the incumbent's favor since the Republican Governors Association began bombarding television viewers with spots focused on how Davis was caught as a young attorney in a strip club during a 1998 meth raid. An officer reported finding Davis in a back room with a woman wearing only a G-string, a long-ago embarrassment that Republicans have used to question Davis' judgment.

Oh, it's the AP. That explains everything.

Here's the second headline story from The Kansas City Star:

A second consecutive poll shows increasing promise for Democrat Paul Davis in his bid to unseat Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.

A new poll out Friday shows Davis with 52 percent to 45 percent for Brownback. It was the second straight poll showing Davis above the magical 50 percent barrier against Brownback.

The latest Rasmussen Reports poll surveyed 960 likely voters Oct. 20 and 21. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percent.

That's a Rasmussen poll, even. I usually add a few points to the Democrat on Rasmussen polls because they're so off.

This is your midterm media, in one screenshot. Don't believe your lyin' eyes, just listen to Uncle AP.

Now go read this excellent Rolling Stone article about how Brownback has completely screwed Kansas in one term.

That's right. The best reporting on the midterms is coming from places like Rolling Stone, because the rest of them are just corporate mouthpieces for the billionaires.

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